Cockroach soldier

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Cockroach soldiers are giant insects found exclusively in the Stronghold of Player Safety. As a free-to-play monster, they offer a very consistent method of making money. Additionally, they are the source of carapace, used to craft carapace armour.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Combat strategies[edit | edit source]

Cockroach soldiers used to be formidable opponents, but the Evolution of Combat has left them significantly weaker. Players with 30+ Magic and using Revolution/Bars would able to kill them fairly easily. They are not aggressive and only retaliate with melee. Their large size and the cramped layout of the dungeon means it is very easy to get them stuck and kill them from a safe spot.

They are also found quite close to the Edgeville bank via a rope down a crevice (can only be used after climbing up from inside at least once).

Drops[edit | edit source]

Always[edit | edit source]

Charms P2P icon.png[edit | edit source]

Nothing
1Gold charm.png
1Green charm.png
1Crimson charm.png
1Blue charm.png
58–59%8%6%26–27%1%
Represents a 90% confidence range based on a sample of 39,015 kills.
1 item is dropped at a time.
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Main drop[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Estimated based on 3,031 kills from the RuneMetrics drop logging project.

Tertiary drops[edit | edit source]

Rare drop table[edit | edit source]

This monster has access to the rare drop table.
Luck-enhancing items are not required to access the table, but they will increase the chance of accessing the rare drop table and may also improve the loot received from it.
Rare drop table.png Rare drop table:
Rare drop table
Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Coins_250.png: RS3 Cockroach soldier drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 250-500CoinsF2P icon.png250–500Common250-500250-500
Uncut sapphire.png: RS3 Cockroach soldier drops Uncut sapphire with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut sapphireF2P icon.png1Common78115
Uncut emerald.png: RS3 Cockroach soldier drops Uncut emerald with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut emeraldF2P icon.png1Common2,01230
Uncut ruby.png: RS3 Cockroach soldier drops Uncut ruby with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut rubyF2P icon.png1Common1,66360
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Cockroach soldier drops Uncut diamond with rarity Common in quantity 1Uncut diamondF2P icon.png1Common3,597120
Uncut diamond.png: RS3 Cockroach soldier drops Uncut diamond with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut diamondF2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare161,865-197,8355,400-6,600
Loop half of a key.png: RS3 Cockroach soldier drops Loop half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Loop half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common13,2240
Tooth half of a key.png: RS3 Cockroach soldier drops Tooth half of a key with rarity Common in quantity 1Tooth half of a key (m)P2P icon.png1Common13,2010
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Cockroach soldier drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon10,728600
Uncut dragonstone.png: RS3 Cockroach soldier drops Uncut dragonstone with rarity Rare in quantity 45-55 (noted)Uncut dragonstone (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Rare482,760-590,04027,000-33,000
Dragon longsword.png: RS3 Cockroach soldier drops Dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common57,65460,000
Off-hand dragon longsword.png: RS3 Cockroach soldier drops Off-hand dragon longsword with rarity Common in quantity 1Off-hand dragon longsword (m)P2P icon.png1Common57,02460,000
Dragon spear.png: RS3 Cockroach soldier drops Dragon spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon spear (m)P2P icon.png1Rare36,13337,440
Battlestaff.png: RS3 Cockroach soldier drops Battlestaff with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Battlestaff (m)P2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare555,120-678,480756,000-924,000
Rune javelin.png: RS3 Cockroach soldier drops Rune javelin with rarity Rare in quantity 5Rune javelinF2P icon.png5Rare8851,870
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Cockroach soldier drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png1Uncommon38,54340,000
Huge plated rune salvage.png: RS3 Cockroach soldier drops Huge plated rune salvage with rarity Rare in quantity 18-22 (noted)Huge plated rune salvageF2P icon.png18–22 (noted)Rare693,774-847,946720,000-880,000
Shield left half.png: RS3 Cockroach soldier drops Shield left half with rarity Rare in quantity 1Shield left half (m)P2P icon.png1Rare63,60266,000
Dragon helm.png: RS3 Cockroach soldier drops Dragon helm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Dragon helm (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon58,69260,000
Rune arrowheads.png: RS3 Cockroach soldier drops Rune arrowheads with rarity Common in quantity 113-137Rune arrowheadsF2P icon.png113–137Common15,707-19,043678-822
Onyx bolts.png: RS3 Cockroach soldier drops Onyx bolts with rarity Very rare in quantity 135-165Onyx bolts (m)P2P icon.png135–165Very rare1,040,445-1,271,6551,104,165-1,349,535
Water talisman.png: RS3 Cockroach soldier drops Water talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Water talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare393,584-474,616136-164
Earth talisman.png: RS3 Cockroach soldier drops Earth talisman with rarity Rare in quantity 68-82 (noted)Earth talismanF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Rare14,144-17,056136-164
Raw lobster.png: RS3 Cockroach soldier drops Raw lobster with rarity Common in quantity 135-165 (noted)Raw lobsterF2P icon.png135–165 (noted)Common45,090-55,11022,950-28,050
Raw shark.png: RS3 Cockroach soldier drops Raw shark with rarity Uncommon in quantity 225-275 (noted)Raw shark (m)P2P icon.png225–275 (noted)Uncommon476,325-582,17540,500-49,500
Big bones.png: RS3 Cockroach soldier drops Big bones with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Big bonesF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon16,184-19,5160
Dragon bones.png: RS3 Cockroach soldier drops Dragon bones with rarity Rare in quantity 180-220 (noted)Dragon bonesF2P icon.png180–220 (noted)Rare300,960-367,8400
Drakolith stone spirit.png: RS3 Cockroach soldier drops Drakolith stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-35Drakolith stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–35Uncommon9,250-12,950Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Cockroach soldier drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Necrite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png2Common10,512Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Cockroach soldier drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 25-30Phasmatite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–30Uncommon7,850-9,420Not alchemisable
Phasmatite stone spirit.png: RS3 Cockroach soldier drops Phasmatite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 2Phasmatite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png2Common628Not alchemisable
Necrite stone spirit.png: RS3 Cockroach soldier drops Necrite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-30Necrite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–30Rare131,400-157,680Not alchemisable
Runite stone spirit.png: RS3 Cockroach soldier drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 3Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png3Common6,078Not alchemisable
Orichalcite stone spirit.png: RS3 Cockroach soldier drops Orichalcite stone spirit with rarity Rare in quantity 25-35Orichalcite stone spirit (m)P2P icon.png25–35Rare7,550-10,570Not alchemisable
Grimy torstol.png: RS3 Cockroach soldier drops Grimy torstol with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy torstol (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon667,350-815,6500
Grimy snapdragon.png: RS3 Cockroach soldier drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity Uncommon in quantity 90-110 (noted)Grimy snapdragon (m)P2P icon.png90–110 (noted)Uncommon145,080-177,3200
Super restore (4).png: RS3 Cockroach soldier drops Super restore (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Super restore (4) (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon279,810-341,9908,100-9,900
Prayer potion (4).png: RS3 Cockroach soldier drops Prayer potion (4) with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Prayer potion (4)F2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon349,920-427,6805,130-6,270
Lantadyme seed.png: RS3 Cockroach soldier drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Lantadyme seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon5,460-6,240532-608
Dwarf weed seed.png: RS3 Cockroach soldier drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 14-16Dwarf weed seed (m)P2P icon.png14–16Uncommon112,462-128,528532-608
Magic seed.png: RS3 Cockroach soldier drops Magic seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4Magic seed (m)P2P icon.png4Uncommon116,5281,012
Palm tree seed.png: RS3 Cockroach soldier drops Palm tree seed with rarity Rare in quantity 10Palm tree seed (m)P2P icon.png10Rare274,9501,520
Flax.png: RS3 Cockroach soldier drops Flax with rarity Common in quantity 450-550 (noted)FlaxF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Common53,100-64,9001,350-1,650
Molten glass.png: RS3 Cockroach soldier drops Molten glass with rarity Common in quantity 45-55 (noted)Molten glass (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Common25,830-31,57045-55
Soft clay.png: RS3 Cockroach soldier drops Soft clay with rarity Uncommon in quantity 450-550 (noted)Soft clayF2P icon.png450–550 (noted)Uncommon347,400-424,600450-550
Yew logs.png: RS3 Cockroach soldier drops Yew logs with rarity Uncommon in quantity 68-82 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png68–82 (noted)Uncommon15,640-18,8606,528-7,872
Yew logs.png: RS3 Cockroach soldier drops Yew logs with rarity Rare in quantity 675-825 (noted)Yew logsF2P icon.png675–825 (noted)Rare155,250-189,75064,800-79,200
Teak plank.png: RS3 Cockroach soldier drops Teak plank with rarity Uncommon in quantity 45-55 (noted)Teak plank (m)P2P icon.png45–55 (noted)Uncommon21,240-25,96013,500-16,500
Mahogany plank.png: RS3 Cockroach soldier drops Mahogany plank with rarity Rare in quantity 270-330 (noted)Mahogany plank (m)P2P icon.png270–330 (noted)Rare513,810-627,990243,000-297,000
Vecna skull.png: RS3 Cockroach soldier drops Vecna skull with rarity Rare in quantity 1Vecna skull (m)P2P icon.png1Rare[d 1]427,6126,000
Blurberry Special.png: RS3 Cockroach soldier drops Blurberry Special with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Blurberry Special (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 2]12,88718
Cheese+tom batta.png: RS3 Cockroach soldier drops Cheese+tom batta with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Cheese+tom batta (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 3]4841
Hazelmere's signet ring.png: RS3 Cockroach soldier drops Hazelmere's signet ring with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Hazelmere's signet ring (m)P2P icon.png1Very rare[d 4]2,147,366,173300,000
Brawling gloves (Melee).png: RS3 Cockroach soldier drops Brawling gloves (Melee) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Melee) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Magic).png: RS3 Cockroach soldier drops Brawling gloves (Magic) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Magic) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Ranged).png: RS3 Cockroach soldier drops Brawling gloves (Ranged) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Ranged) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Agility).png: RS3 Cockroach soldier drops Brawling gloves (Agility) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Agility) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Cooking).png: RS3 Cockroach soldier drops Brawling gloves (Cooking) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Cooking) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (FM).png: RS3 Cockroach soldier drops Brawling gloves (FM) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (FM) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Fishing).png: RS3 Cockroach soldier drops Brawling gloves (Fishing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Fishing) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Hunter).png: RS3 Cockroach soldier drops Brawling gloves (Hunter) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Hunter) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Mining).png: RS3 Cockroach soldier drops Brawling gloves (Mining) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Mining) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Prayer).png: RS3 Cockroach soldier drops Brawling gloves (Prayer) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Prayer) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Smithing).png: RS3 Cockroach soldier drops Brawling gloves (Smithing) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Smithing) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (Thieving).png: RS3 Cockroach soldier drops Brawling gloves (Thieving) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (Thieving) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Brawling gloves (WC).png: RS3 Cockroach soldier drops Brawling gloves (WC) with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Brawling gloves (WC) (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 1.png: RS3 Cockroach soldier drops Crystal triskelion fragment 1 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 1 (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 2.png: RS3 Cockroach soldier drops Crystal triskelion fragment 2 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 2 (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
Crystal triskelion fragment 3.png: RS3 Cockroach soldier drops Crystal triskelion fragment 3 with rarity Very rare in quantity 1Crystal triskelion fragment 3 (m)P2P icon.png1Very rareNot soldNot alchemisable
  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Timbo's Twitter account. 19 January 2018. (Archived from the original on 22 January 2019.) Mod Timbo: "1/1280 if you hit the RDT, requires T4 luck to be worn in order to get a hold of it. Of course there are tons of different ways to access the RDT so it changes massively depending on what you're fighting, what you're wearing etc."
  2. ^ Indicates a failed 1/10 roll for Hazelmere's signet ring.
  3. ^ Indicates a roll for Hazelmere's signet ring without tier 4 luck.
  4. ^ Requires tier 4 luck. Rarer than the vecna skull.

Universal drops[edit | edit source]

Universal drops are dropped by nearly every monster outside of Daemonheim.
These items are dropped alongside main drops.

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • 1 March 2021 (Update):
    • Now assignable as a Slayer task by Vannaka, and is now part of the cockroaches Slayer category.
  • patch 9 February 2011 (Update):
    • Cockroach soldiers' wings no longer cause their body to become invisible.
  • patch 24 November 2010 (Update):
    • Cockroaches now appear correctly on hills.
  • 18th March 2008 (Update):
    • The ranged attack of the cockroach soldier is increased to be about the same as the melee attack.